A former Hoke High student and his wife are bringing their ministry to television through the ROKU digital media player.
The Rev. Carlton Barber and his wife Wanda Barber are the award-winning gospel performers behind the In Ya Faith Gospel Outreach. Now In Ya Faith Gospel Ministries is expanding to TV with the In Ya Faith TV Network, available through ROKU. Viewers with the ROKU player can add the channel for free by visiting the ROKU channel store and searching for In Ya Faith TV Network.
The network is adding more programing for viewers and can reach about 49 million homes, Barber said in a press release. They’re also working to expand the network further.
“We are looking for gospel singers and groups who want to add their videos or programs, and preaching services from churches and Christian talk shows,” he said in a media release.
Anyone interested in submitting videos, programs or having a church service put on the channel can contact Barber for information about the rates, which he said they plan to make affordable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (910) 248-6762, or (704) 441-7595.
Barber was born in Fayetteville but grew up in Hoke County, where he attended Hoke County High School. As a student he ran track, performed in the chorus and gospel choir and was president of the Christian club. With inspiration from his grandmother, singer and songwriter Marlene Hunt Keaton, Barber released his first gospel CD when he was 18 years old. He launched In Ya Faith Records in January 2014. Wanda Barber released her first gospel CD, “New Beginnings,” in 2018.
Together, the couple continues work with In Ya Faith Recordings and Outreach. Among part of their outreach, In Ya Faith Ministries also operates gospel promotions at http://iyfmediapromotions.weebly.com; In Ya Faith Gospel Radio at https://inyafaithradio3.wixsite.com/inyafaith; In Ya Faith Gospel Magazine at https://issuu.com/inyafaithgospelmagazine; and Mamas Teddy Bears 4 Cancer on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mamasteddybears4cancer.